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Horn wants out of Atlanta
Posted Aug. 13 at 03:11 AM
Joe Horn badly wants to be traded out of Atlanta. He doesn’t fit in there, and he says he’s willing to take a pay cut to help facilitate a trade, according to a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"I'm even contemplating giving some money back to further this thing along," Horn said Tuesday. "I'm ready to get it solved and move on. The longer I stay here, the worse it's going to get."
Horn has a base salary of $2.5 million.
Trouble is, however, Horn is 36 years old, and his play has slipped in recent years. Does any team even want him? At any price?
The Dolphins have issues at wide receiver, but he doesn’t look like a good fit there – is he any better than the guys that they have who are already struggling? Tennessee and Kansas City look like the same kind of situations.
Seattle has wide receiver issues, but I can guarantee that he won’t come here. With Bobby Engram (shoulder) and Deion Branch (knee) already likely to eat up roster spots for the first few weeks of the season, the Seahawks don’t have room for yet another receiver; they’ll go with their young guys.
If Horn is going to earn a roster spot this year, maybe the best spot would be Tampa Bay. The Bucs have problems at wide receiver. Joey Galloway is old and has been sitting out with a groin injury. And none of their other receivers have stepped up – Michael Clayton, Antonio Bryant and Maurice Stovall. Jon Gruden hasn’t been averse to bringing in lesser veterans in the past, and Horn with the Bucs would get to play four games against former teams – New Orleans and Atlanta.
The story by Steve Wyche appears here.
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